Don’t have a strong writer on your marketing team? Don’t worry. I’m the writer-on-call for your whole team. Sales, too!


Nonfiction / Fiction / Memoir — Thorough, knowledgeable, and elegant copyediting that ensures you communicate clearly. 


13 years copyediting research papers in the social sciences for publication in peer-reviewed journals. House copyeditor for three Seoul-based journals.


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My clients say …

Thank you very much. You did a wonderful job and I appreciate it.

David Bunnell

Jane, I’ve quickly read through your ‘clean’ version, which has accomplished what I wanted. I’m looking forward to seeing what you removed and changed, because I have barely noticed the missing 700 words.

Peter Sagues

It was Jane Mackay’s passion for language that appealed most to me. I was in search of a professional copy editor who offered more than just technical expertise. Jane immersed herself into my text and offered the perfect blend of creative input and highly skilled proofreading.

Ron Clement DeLelles

IRPA has been very thankful for your prompt and thorough work.

M Jae Moon
(former) Editor in Chief, International Review of Public Administration

Thank you so much. It is so delightful to work with someone as reliable as you! I just integrated all your corrections in the text. I am really impressed at your work —​ I think you really understood what I am trying to convey. Thank you especially for the lovely suggestion ‘to take something with a grain of salt,’ which perfectly renders what I meant.

Francois Mirguet

Jane is like my producer — I write and she makes sure what comes out on the other end is polished, presentable, and powerful. I can always rely on receiving the most articulate attention and inspection without worrying about my words losing their heart; Jane knows how I like to write and she always keeps that intact with her editing. She is thorough, professional, and a pleasure to work with. It is a privilege to have her as my editor.

M. Amanuensis Sharkchild, award-winning author

Thank you! I have had a lifetime love and appreciation for ‘you people’ who can clearly organize subjects which are probably new to you, and put them into easily readable form. It has been a pleasure working with you.

Peter Sagues

Jane provides thorough, knowledgeable, and elegant editing. Her services are done in a timely and professional manner. She gave suggestions that made my manuscript far more fluid and cohesive, greatly enhancing the overall style. Jane’s services are a tremendous value.

Barbara Hayes, MFT, MS

Jane has become an integral part of my business. She quickly learned the ‘lingo’ of several industries I write for, and always makes improvements where needed. She’s a great communicator, fast, accurate, and very reasonably priced. I’m glad she is part of my team.

Brian Dobler

Please do not hesitate to hire Jane Mackay to edit your project. She will do a wonderful job for you!

Elizabeth Holmes

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Drop me a note at jm.editing [at] Let me know what your editing needs are and we’ll go from there! I look forward to hearing from you.

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